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Please join us for our 5 x 5 Equine Program for Veterans
Medicine Horse received funding from the US Department of Veterans Affairs that specifically focuses on adaptive sports programs for veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. The 5 x 5 Program for Veterans program by Medicine Horse is pleased to offer Fall/Spring/Summer sessions for veterans to come experience Equine Assisted Therapy with our organization. This program is designed for veterans and will provide adaptive lessons and assist participants with costs associated with Equine Assisted Therapy. We encourage anyone who meets this criteria to submit an application.
Summer sessions begins July 24, 2018.
Please contact Larry Cannon, Veteran Outreach Program Specialist 406-257-7308 for applications, questions or more information
Come join us! No riding or horse experience needed.
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The 5 x 5 Equine Program for Veterans is designed to assist veterans in developing coping skills to deal with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, or relationship issues and foster resiliency and wellness on their own terms. Veterans who are dealing with high level stressors: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), MST (Military Sexual Trauma), pre-deployment, post deployment, redeployment burn out and compassion fatigue are very common and vary in their intensity from person to person. Difficult life transitions such a reintegration/retirement stages can also benefit greatly from this program. We provide carefully considered activities with our horses and the development of relational and recreational horsemanship skills that are experiential and supportive in nature to address mental and behavioral health issues for military personnel, veterans and their families. For veterans experiencing the enduring effects of post traumatic stress recovery can be a complicated process. Equine assisted mental health is a multi-faceted treatment approach with evidence of positive treatment outcomes for post traumatic stress.